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Shut off Bluetooth

  1. #1


    Posts : 74
    s: XP, Win7, Win8, Ubuntu

    Shut off Bluetooth


    I read somewhere that the Bluetooth physical transmitter sends out some type of signal into the environment. I also read that it's probably not harmful... but since I probably will not be using Bluetooth in the immediate future, it's probably better off.

    Is there an easy way in Win8 to shut off Bluetooth for now?

    I'm looking for a simple way, so that I can start it back up quickly if necessary.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    How about:
    • Use <Windows Key>+I to bring up Settings
    • Click on "Change PC Settings" (bottom right)
    • Click on "Wireless" on the left hand side

    Do you get a Bluetooth switch?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 74
    s: XP, Win7, Win8, Ubuntu


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    How about:
    • Use <Windows Key>+I to bring up Settings
    • Click on "Change PC Settings" (bottom right)
    • Click on "Wireless" on the left hand side

    Do you get a Bluetooth switch?
    Yes.... That worked perfect. Thanks
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